Flashwit was a mean-looking heavy of the 9th Company, 8th Legion of the Bonehunters. She was Napan and described as having arm muscles larger than Fiddler's thighs. She had cut all her hair off, and sported a bronze nose-ring. Her eyes were said to be a startlingly beautiful, emerald green.
She was the object of Shoaly's affections.
She was a member of Sergeant Mosel's heavies until he was killed in the Last Siege of Y'Ghatan. Flashwit was one of the group of soldiers who survived by escaping through tunneling their way out from under the city. Afterwards she was reassigned to Gesler's squad.
During a fight with the Tiste Edur, Flashwit had her helm knocked off and he head laid open. She was trampled by the inrushing Edur but then stood up in their midst, brandishing a Kethra knife in each hand.